Global Awareness Teacher Resources
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 316 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Establishing a Global Perspective: Do Values Cross Borders?
Twelfth graders explore values in global perspectives. They discuss values in popular films and complete a timeline of their personal, societal, and key events. They design a photograph that reflects the concept of values. They create questions for an online survey.
12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 11 Downloads
Shari'ah: An Islamic Law Simulation
Consider the role that shari'ah played in the development of Muslim civilization during the Abbasid caliphate. Learners become acquainted with both the religious and scholarly basis of Islamic law to help them understand the differences and similarities between shari'ah and our system of jurisprudence, as well as to compare it the legal systems of other world cultures.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 6 Downloads
USA Today: Global Awareness Edition
Bring global awareness into the classroom. Young politically minded learners read an article about the ban on arms sales to China and discuss political concerns about this issue. They research other embargos on foreign trade and use a graphic organizer to consider the impact of having it lifted would produce.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 44 Downloads
Weather: A Global Awareness Tour
Upper graders and middle schoolers make up a scenario of planning outdoor concert locations for their favorite musical group. They do this by looking into the weather patterns in a variety of tropical regions. They research where and when severe weather happens in these regions, and work together to come up with a proposed itinerary for their band that should keep them "dry" during their performances.
5th - 8th Science 34 Views 69 Downloads
Good News/Bad News/Who Cares?
Middle schoolers examine how there are many ways of interpreting a single piece of media information. They read and complete an activity sheet determine facts. They decide whether the news is good, bad. or if anyone cares about it.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Putin: 'No way back' from democracy
Imagine a meeting between President Bush and Putin. Get your class thinking about global awareness, democracy, and totalitarian modes of government. They examine how two leaders approach major governmental issues and run their countries in different ways.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 37 Downloads
Take Action Haiti
Using an online internet simulation, learners will role-play various members of a family living in rural Haiti. The objective is to increase global awareness by requiring them to consider poverty as an obstacle to education in Haiti. Learners will discuss advocacy methods to confront poverty in the nation.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 48 Downloads
Global Grover: Bowl Dance
In Mongolia they do a traditional dance with bowls on their heads. Grover's little friend Charlene is practicing to be a bowl dancer like the older girls. She attends a special school for bowl dancers and then practices every day until she is ready to perform.
4 mins Pre-K - K All 3 Views 2 Downloads
Making Sense of Jihad vs. Hirabah (Terrorism)
Help your learners define jihad in its literal and applied meanings, as a principle and as an institution. Describe legitimate conduct of war according to Islamic law and differentiate between rebellion (baghy) and terrorism (hirabah) according to Muslim jurists.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads
The Five Pillars of Islam
In order to better understand Muslim civilization, culture, and politics one must first familiarize themselves on the 5 Pillars of Islam, ideas which dominate much of Muslim societal and cultural norms. Provide your learners with a global perspective and allow them to explore a different way of life.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 9 Downloads
Seeing Both Sides of an Issue
Students examine global issues from different perspectives. In this communication skills lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to take stances on issues and then consider the support of other perspectives regarding the issue.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
How is Poverty Affecting India Today?
Present your social studies class with a few elements that lead to world hunger through the lens of poverty in India. They think about what they eat during the day, what it feels like to be hungry, and then brainstorm ways to end world hunger.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 9 Views 23 Downloads
How Much Are We Using?
Third graders investigate environmental stability through consumption and recycling. They look into how much of a recyclable good it takes to create one new product. Pupils compile a list of these quantities, then create posters that are hung up around the school sharing their important findings.
3rd All 8 Views 11 Downloads
Building the Aggregate Expenditures Model
A good accompaniment to an economics lesson, this presentation explores the aggregate expenditures model, detailing the relationship between consumption and saving using graphs and charts. Additional information includes investments and interest rates, as well as the global perspective on consumption.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Chapter 7: Measuring Domestic Output, National Income, and the Price Level
Young economists will enjoy this approachable and informative presentation. It is full of helpful graphs and definitions. Especially interesting will be the graph that measures the global perspective of the underground economy as a percent of GDP, as well as a discussion about an expenditures approach versus an income approach to economics.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 20 Downloads
This is the Way We Go to School
Learning about children from other places and then connecting to their experiences is a great way to build global awareness and community. This presentation is intended for use with the book, This is the Way We Go to School by Edith Baer. It highlights the different types of transportation used by students all over the world as they make their way to school.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Panorama of the European Union
Explore the concept of the European Union interactively. Young travelers go on a European Union scavenger hunt through the "Panorama of the European Union" map publication. The scavenger hunt worksheet provides answers and detailed directions for classroom implementation, though the map itself is not included.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 45 Downloads
Journey Along the Silk Road: Writing Your Own Rihla, or Travel Journal
Students develop basic research and writing skills. They explore and interpret and make maps. Students develop a global perspective. Also student explore the relationships between geography, climate and the nature of various societies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 30 Downloads